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Glenfiddich 19 yo ‘Age of Discovery’

Gosh where has the year gone?

With Thanksgiving attended to, we find ourselves staring down Christmas and his best friend Overeating. Just behind him, Boxing day is lining up nicely but looking past his shoulders, New Year’s Day lounges lazily behind and beyond that 2014 is a blur and really, anyone’s guess.

My own guess? More Whisky!

Glenfiddich 19 yo ‘Age of Discovery‘ Madeira cask

Quick note: There are actually 3 bottlings in this series, a bourbon cask, a red wine cask, and this Madeira cask.

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Tasting Notes:

Nose  Nose: Rich! Honied and fruity – in a raisiny preserved fruit way. Treacle and cocoa. Quite complex.

Taste Palette: Black tea and earthy notes. Little bit of hotness and quite drying. Herby and slightly mentholated.This really needs more hp. 46% minimum.

Finish  Finish: Little. Lacks Oomph. Sort of comes apart after meeting the tongue. Meh. 

Had dinner with a few old friends at a Japanese restaurant at Fullerton Bay Hotel – what better whiskies to have than Japanese then.

Nikka ‘from the barrel’

Brief notes: Delicately spicy and fresh. New oak? And again light fruit. Turns Malty with vanilla notes on the palette. Would go excellently with Hamachi or Swordfish sashimi.

Hakushu 12yo OB

Brief notes: Distinctly floral. Almost lavender but no, the ice in this is killing it. “But your friend ordered it ‘on the rocks’ sir.” Bah…

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